October 29, 2022

Charles E. Humberger, 1907-2006 [RG1574.AM]


RG1574.AM:  Charles E. Humberger, 1907-2006

Papers:  1933-1938

Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska:  Civilian Conservation Corp (C.C.C.) worker

Size:  One folder


Born April 6, 1907, son of Charles Albert and Emma Bertha (Coffin) Humberger, Charles Eugene “Charlie” Humberger grew up on a farm near Fairbury in Jefferson County. He attended the University of Nebraska before working as a teacher. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and was part of Company 762 which worked on projects at Red Cloud, Chadron State Park, Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Scottsbluff National Monument.

Humberger spent the bulk of his career with the National Park Service. He held several National Park Service assignments, including serving as superintendent of the Mount Rushmore National Monument. He took a leave from the National Park Service to serve with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.

Humberger retired from the National Park Service in 1966 and moved with his wife, Margaret (Canfield), to Sonoma, California. He served as director of the California State Trapshooting Association for a number of years and was a member of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and the Shriners. Charles Eugene Humberger died on May 14, 2006 and is buried at Valley Cemetery in Sonoma, California.


This collection consists of copies of “Memoirs of Company 762,” a reminiscence describing Charles Humberger’s experience while he was in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Nebraska, 1933-1938. Also included are discharge papers and a petition requesting an investigation of an officer.

Note:  The photo component of this collection consists of fifty-eight photographic prints. Included are photographs relating to Charles Humberger’s work with the Civilian Conservation Corps, ca. 1933-1938. The photographs show Chadron State Park, Chadron, Nebraska; Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Mumper, Nebraska; Red Cloud, Nebraska; and Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska.


Misc. papers relating to the CCC in Nebraska


Subject headings:

Civilian Conservation Corps. (Nebraska)

Chadron State Park (Chadron, Nebraska)

Company 762 (Nebraska)

Conservation of natural resources — Nebraska

Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge (Mumper, Nebraska)

Depressions — 1929

Fairbury (Nebraska)

Gering (Nebraska)

Humberger, Charles E., 1910-

Mumper (Nebraska)

National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps. Alumni (St. Louis, Missouri)

National parks and reserves — Nebraska

Natural monuments — Nebraska — Scottsbluff

Natural resources — Nebraska

Red Cloud (Nebraska)

Scotts Bluff National Monument (Scottsbluff, Nebraska)

State parks — Nebraska

World War, 1939-1945


Revised TMM       07-31-2009

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